I would like to start off by saying that I am a new rider and never been on a bike with an auto clutch. That's not to say that I wouldn't be interested in trying one out, even though I will probably never have one. I bought my first bike at 29 and a year later I'm still a pretty terrible rider, but it is still a blast. I bought a motorcycle to have fun and no other reason. So to the question, if someone can buy an auto clutch and it makes riding more fun for THEM then why not? A lot of people say that it prevents you from learning proper clutch skills etc etc, but what does it matter if you have more fun?
First i want to thank everyone for their input into the vast amount of knowledge that can be found on this site. It makes life a bit easier and interesting for people like me.
MY question is about fitting a ltz400(or klx400)cylinder head onto a drz400. I've searched the forum quite a bit and need to be sure a couple of things.
1. I've read that the ltz400 head is a direct fit for the drz but i would need to plug the manual decomp if i'm putting the cylinder head on a drz400s model. How exactly is this done?I'm assuming the ltz400 head has manual decomp
2.If i were to buy a ltz400 head to put onto a drz400s, would it make a difference whether i bought the assembly parts (cams,valves,shims,springs,etc) for the drz or for the ltz?
3.I've read that the klx400 head is a direct fit also. Is there a specific year klx400 that only fits?
Thanks in advance for the responses!
Hey Guys. I have a Honda XR 250r 1999 that i have just rebuilt. I got the piston and barrel done in a shop along with the valves. The bike is running well but has a issue with burning oil. The decompression valve on the engine was jammed but we managed to free it up but the bike has lacked compression since it was freed. I have no issue starting the bike but would a broken/stuck decompression valve be a reason behind the burning of the oil and lack of compression? I started with a synthetic oil but was advised to use a mineral so did a oil change and now have 20w-50 mineral in the bike but have seen no change.
What is out there for extra capacity clutch covers for the 500 EXC? I have a 15 and would like to increase the oil capacity for longer runs like the TAT.
Also considering a Rekluse , but that is another research project.
I am familiar with the Rekluse extra capacity cover, the Best Dual Sport Bikes cover. What else is out there and who has first hand experience? Extra capacity, foot interference, etc.